During summer break, Madison Academy students travel to Ecuador to volunteer at the Hacienda of Hope and the HOH Christian Academy. This beautiful home and school are nestled in shadows of Mt. Cayambe high in the Andes. We have been involved in this project for more than a decade serving and building relationships with children and people in the surrounding communities. Our team not only experiences a new culture, they learn the personal stories of children who escaped a world of abuse and neglect to find love and hope. Their experience changes their view of the world and exposes them to opportunities and careers focused on serving others.